Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nummie Deeds: Bake With Me: Butter Cookies

Welcome to my first of many sweet treat series called Nummie Deeds. Things that would fall under this category would be yummy treats that range from baking to DIY yummies. ^~^ I'm also thinking of adding a cooking series as well, but it might be under a different series name. Things are still in the thinking process, so I'll definitely keep you up dated if you're interested. 

Since it is such a gloomy day today, I've decided it's a great time to bake ^^ 
If you know me in real life, you must know I love making. It's such a great pass time and I love creating yummy treats that everyone can enjoy.
I also love to bake/cook with the simplest ingredients. The best things in life are the simplicity ;)

With no further ado, lets start ^O^~

8 ounces unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
First gather all the needed ingredients and Pre-heat oven to 325 °F

Add butter and mix until creamy
Scrape the sides every once in a while 
After mixing the butter should look smooth and creamy 

Add sugar 

Mix until butter and sugar are well blended

Pour in vanilla extract

The mixture will darken in color just a bit, but still should look very creamy

Incorporate egg yolk and mix well

Slowly add flour, remember to scrape the sides of the bowl so that everything is mixed together

The end result should look like dough

Place the dough on a cutting board 

Knead until dough smoothes out

Shape dough into whatever shape you wish the cookie to be
Wrap dough in clear wrap and place in the freezer or refrigerator to chill and harden for at least an hour

Once the dough has had the chance to firm up begin slicing anywhere from 1/8''- 1'' 
(the thinner the slice the more crisp the the cookie will be) 

After slicing space the slices at least a 1/2''-1'' apart from each other ( if you are baking with a tray be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper)
Set tray on the middle rack to ensure even heat
Bake for 10-20 minutes (make sure to check back after every 5-8 minutes [some cookies may bake faster than others])

Cookies should have golden brown edges with a beige center 

I really wish you guys could smell these freshly baked cookies! Once you try these, it's hard just to have one xP

Don't feel like baking the entire batch? Save the rest in the freezer for another day ;)
Think they look a bit plain? Don't worry, there are many ways to jazz this cookie up. You can dip half the cookie in melted chocolate and have a half chocolate covered butter cookie ^^ You can also sprinkle a few different types of nuts on top of the egg white wash dough before baking. Add shape by flattening the dough and use your desired cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. Either way it will give you that added bonus to your cookie. But for now I like the taste of this cookie alone. xD

If you tried this recipe let me know down below or if you have an instagram take a picture and tag me, hellokristen. I hope you all enjoy and more baking posts to come ^.^



  1. Omgosh, these cookies look way too good. I have a rule, you know something is good when even the dough looks like something you would eat, and this dough definitely has this appeal! xx

    1. HAHA that is such a good rule to follow, I will have to definitely keep that in mind the next time I bake ^~^ I'm glad you like the post, more baking posts on its way ^.~